James Seaton was born Abt. 1740 in Scotland, and died 1823 in Limestone, Alabama. He married Mary Samantha Herriot.
Notes for James Seaton: Born in Scotland, year not known. 1760 James Seaton was living in Stafford Co. Virginia which was the birthplace of his son Benjamin, in 1768. In 1769 he was listed as owning 200 acres in Greene Co. on the north side of the French Broad River. This list was developed at the request of President George Washington, through his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, to determine how many settlers were in the western lands given back to the United States by the State of North Carolina in 1789. Possibly James was a Revolutionary soldier using scrip issued in payment for his services with which to buy his land.
There is a will for James Seaton who died in Limestone County Ala. in 1823. On the bottom it was signed by Moses so he apparently was James son.
Botetourt County, Va.... 20 Oct 1783.. James Montgomery to Michael Kimberland Consideration 10 Shillings. 37 acres head of Roaring Run Branch of James . Witnesses: Moses Bennett, James Seaton, Malcom Allen. (It should be noted that the name Moses and Bennett are prominent Seaton names)
MONTGOMERY County, Virginia. 1787 - Tax records show James Seaton and Benjamin Seaton, and shows James as having left that county without paying taxes. (Also a marriage record for Moses Seaton).
NORTH CAROLINA -In 1791 James Seaton received a North Carolina land grant (2506) for 200 acres in Greene County, Tn. (Later Jefferson County, Tn.) on the North side of the French Broad River. He sold this land in 1794.
1792 -GREENE Co; Tennessee. James SEATON Benjamin SEATON, , Tax list 1792.
1794 -GREENE CO. Warranty Deeds, Book B. pg. 126-127. This sixth day of May 1794 James Seeton of the County of Jefferson and territory on the south side of the Ohio..hath sold to Spencer Wilson of the County and Territory aforesaid...for and in consideration of the sum of Ninety Eight pounds ... Ninety Eight acres of land it being part of a tract of Land containing two hundred acres .... on the North side of French Broad river and on the north side of Dumpling Creek on Dumpling ridge. [Beginning at the North East Corner at a black oak thence South one hundred and sixty poles to a pine thence West Eighty Eight poles to a stake thence North twenty four degrees West Seventy four poles to a Stake thence South thirty nine degrees East to the Beginning. (Registered 1 Aug. 1794) Witnesses: Frederick and Susannah Fulkerson.
Warranty Deeds, Book B, pg. 211-212. The 27th of June 1794 .. James Seaton of the Western Territory and County of Jefferson ... hath sold to James Thompson ... for the sum of Sixty pounds ... a certain tract of land containg forty nine acres .. on the North side of French Broad river on the waters of Dumplin Creek a part of a tract of land containing two hundred acres that the said James Seaton obtained by a grant.... (Registered 12 Mar 1795) Witnesses: John Frazer/John Chambers.
Warranty Deeds, Book B. pg. 133-135. This twenty eighth of Jun 1794 ... James Seaton of the County of Jefferson and Territory south of the Ohio ... hath sold to John Frazier of the County aforesaid for and in consideration of twenty five pounds .. a .. tract of land containing fifty one acres, one and a half quarter ... in the county aforesaid on the north side of French Broad river it being part of a tract of land containing two hundred acres surveyed and deeded for the said James Seaton and said part lying on the waters of Tuckyhoe.... (Registered 29 Sep 1794) Witnesses: Edward Seabourn/Jonathan Basell.
ROANE County, Tenn - 1805 tax list shows a James Seaton Sr., James Seaton Jr., and Moses Seaton. Deed Book B, pg 219 - 18 Apr 1805 - Moses Seaton to James Seaton both of County of Roane, Tn. 97 acres on the north side of clinch river opposite the mouth of Hickory creek.... Deed Book B, pg 208-209 - Moses Seaton of Roane County, Tn. .. to my son James Seaton of the aforementioned Co. and State.. all my right and title of the plantation that I now live on and also... cattle, sheep, hogs, furniture, etc., signed: Moses Seaton. Witnesses: William and Richard Richards. Dated 13 Jun 1806, registered 14 Jan 1807. Deed Book B, pg 216. 15 Jan 1807.. James Seaton and Moses Seaton both of the County of Roane, Tn. To Francis Erwin of the Co. and State aforesaid...60 acres on the north side of Clinch River. Signed Moses Seaton and James (X his mark) Seaton. Witnesses: Sterling Camp and William Brown. Registered 25 Nov 1807.
James Johnson entered 31 Aug 1807, 20 acres on the northside of Clinch River including the imporvement whereon Moses Seaton now lives.
Madison County, Ala. 1809 -census lists James Seaton, 2 males under 21, one male over 21; 3 females under 21, one over 21. In Madison County, Ala 1810-1818 there was James Seaton, Moses Seaton, George Seaton Sr. and George Seaton Jr. The James Seaton Sr. in Roane Co.,Tn could be the father of Benjamin Seaton.
Madison County, ALA., 1809, Moses Seaton- 6 males under 21, 3 females under 21. Permission for land 1809/1810- James Seaton, Moses Seaton. 1810; Census (Tax List) - James Seaton George Seaton Sr., Moses Seaton. 1811; Tax List: James Seaton, George Seaton Sr, George Seaton Jr., Moses Seaton. 1811- 8 Nov - James Seaton (Deed) to Fanny Bozzle (See 1820 Limestone County, Census) and the five children now living with her: *Henry, *Solomon, Levi, William, Ryan., - 4 horse, 3 head of cattle, all his hogs, farming utensils and household furniture. Proved 21 Jun 1815. (*17 Feb 1819 - Henry Seaton to Clora Ashburn BOND: Solomon Seaton) 1830 Census - Lauderdale County, Alabama. Henry Seaton.
1812- Tax List : George Seaton. Sr. 1815 - Tax List - George Seaton Sr. 1816 Madison County, ALA., - Land Certificates James Seaton , Section 2, TWP 2, Range 1W, (Northern Madison County, on Tenn. Border); (Also receiving Land certificates  were John Love and John Walker [See James Seaton son of Moses Seaton] 1817 - 18 Feb - Estate Sale - Buyers - James Seaton, .John Clem, Mason Clem , 1818 -Madison County, ALA., 26 Mar Land Certificate - Moses Seaton (Seeton) Section 5, TWP 2, Range 1W; 1819 George Seaton, (1817) Section 4, TWP 2, Range 1W. George Seaton (16 Jan Section 19, TWP 2, Range 3W.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama: 1819 - James Seaton - 17 Jul (formally Madison County) Section 30 - TWP 2, Range 3W.. 1820 - Census - FANNY SEATON - 1 female over 21, 3 males under 21 (prob. Ryan, Levi, William) 1820 - Census - JOHN SEATON - 1 male over 21, 1 female over 21, one under 21.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama. 3rd Monday in Nov 1823..Daniel Coleman , Judge. It appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that James Seaton Late of Limestone County died Intestate. It is therefore ordered by the court that Moses Seaton be appointed administrator of the estate of the said James Seaton deceased and that the entered into Bond with George Seaton and Daniel Moser his securities in the Sum of Six Hundred dollars for the faithfull perforance of his said administration and taht he take oath prescribed by law which is done accordingly.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that James Seaton died (seized?) of the North East Quarter of Section No. 30 in Township Nr. 2, Range 3W in the County of Limestone and that the personal estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay the balance eight installments now due to the Government of the United States for said land. It is ordered that the administrator of said James Seaton deceased sell said quarter section to the highest bidder on the promises of a credit of twelve months taking of the pruchase. Bond is sufficient security for the purchase money and that he give 30 days previous of the time _______? Of to date by advertising at least at (thince?) public places in the county of record and that he make due return of Sale to this account.
Ordered by the court that Moses Seaton administrator of James Seaton deceased have ________? To sell the perishable of the said deceased and that he make a due return thereof to the (tax clerk?) of this court. Ordered that Westley (Maucollia?) , Bryant Hensley and Henry Hensley be appointed appraisors of the estate of James Seaton Decd., That they make due __________ return ( thiniap ?) to the next time of this court. [ this could be James Senior, as no widow or children mentioned in probate)
JAMES SEATON, decd -An account of sale of a tract of land belonging to the estate of JAMES SEATON deceased made by his administor the 26th Day of Jan 1824, by, the NE one fourth of Secton Nr. 30 in TWP Nr. 2 and Range 3West , bid off to myself at the sum of $55.00 and a credit of 12 months. I do certify that the above account of sale is just and correct Given under my hand this 13th day of Jul 1824......Moses Seaton, Administrator. The State of Alabama, Limestone County, Court Clerks Office - The foregoing account of Sale of the Estate of JAMES SEATON, deceased was delivered in at the office aforesaid the 13th day of July 1824 to the recorder which was duly done this 1st day of April 1825.
SEATON, James 1782 tax on 80 acres from New Grant ( name sometimes written as CULTON)
SEATON, Thomas - 1799 Tax List - Grainger County, Tn.
GREENE County, Tn. 30 Jul 1812 William Cates enters 35 acres in Jefferson County, between Dumplin and Tucky hoe creek near James Seaton's old line
GREENE Co, Tn.; ISIAH SEATON and JACOB SEATON.. Greene County, Tax list..1783. (almost all were adults and veterans of Rev.. war) (Now - just where did they come from??)
GREENE County, Elizabeth SEATON married Elijah Wilhoit 1 Mar 1797 (born cir 1780?)
GREENE County, Rev. War pensioner - 1818.. William Seaton, age 92 (b.1726)- Drew pension in Greene County, Tn.
MONTGOMERY County, Virginia., Moses Seaton m: Rosanna Martin 27 Aug 1787; Benjamin Seaton, tax 1787; Tax List 1784- James Seaton (1). 1787 James Seaton moved before tax could be collected and destination undetermined.
More About James Seaton: Burial: Unknown, Horse Creek, Greene County, Tennessee.
Children of James Seaton and Mary Samantha Herriot are: